Community Safety Glasgow takes the view that prostitution is inherently harmful to those involved and therefore should not be tolerated.In the United Kingdom, prostitution itself (the exchange of sexual services for money) is legal but a number of related activities, including soliciting in a public place, kerb crawling, owning or managing a brothel, pimping and pandering, are crimes.
Street Prostitution in Glasgow remains a significant issue for the city- Despite a perceived move 'off street', the number of girls involved in on-street prostitution in the past year is around 300.
In Glasgow there were 47 soliciting offences in 2010-11 and 86 in 2011-2012. Glasgow has an acknowledged red light area, which is covered by many CCTV cameras and police present is common.
Girls in the main are not charged with soliciting offences within this area.
Located at the west end of Scotland's Central Belt on the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow's historical importance as Scotland's main industrial centre has been challenged by decades of change and various regeneration efforts.
Today the third largest city in the entire United Kingdom by population, it remains one of the nation's key economic centres outside London.
Sex work in Glasgow has moved off the streets, as women organise meetings online or by phone.In the past three years GCSS has worked with about 450 female street prostitutes, while police figures last year estimated that there were 898 indoor prostitutes in Glasgow.Glasgow Sex Guide advises where to find sex, working girls, prostitution, street hookers, brothels, red-light districts, sex shops, prostitutes, erotic massage parlors, strip clubs and escorts in Glasgow, Scotland.Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland, with a population of about 600,000 in the city itself and over 2 million if the surrounding towns of the Clydeside conurbation are taken into account.This is seen as a short-term measure to ensure girl’s safety but is not viewed as a long-term solution.The main Red-light district area is around Blythswood square and south of that towards Argyle street.